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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 22, 2011 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 5/3/72: Example of pre "formula" song choice .

After re-listening to the magnificent first night in Paris , form the E72 set . I notice that during the 2nd set you have 3 songs sung by Jerry, 1 by Pigpen, and 8 by Bob ! I realize NFA is more of a group thing, but in years to come it would count as a Weir "choice ".
In a later era, it was eyebrow raising, and noteworthy if you had two songs in a row by the same singer ( I'm not counting the "set pice' groupings,like Scarlet>Fire, Lost Sailor>St. of Cir., etc .). I realize that even in this era , there was generally a formula, as much as anything to save their voices . But it , as evidenced by this show was not always so ridged . Even as late as 77, you could have Terripn go into Morning Dew, with magical results . It seem the "formula" became almost "law" later on . Usually I like the Garcia sung songs better, but , when the results are as good as this show, I don't mind !